On Thursday, May 23rd, the Community
Centre at CAMH’s Queen Street
site was transformed into a fashion runway as 25 CAMH clients strutted their
stuff on the catwalk for the annual Suits Me Fine Fashion Show.
Me Fine, a unique hospital boutique providing free clothing and personal items
to CAMH clients for over 20 years, puts on the fashion show every year to
celebrate the style and flair of its clients, many of whom face the daily
challenges of limited financial resources.
“Many clients cannot afford new clothes so the boutique
provides gently used clothing for job interviews and special events to hundreds
of clients each year for free,” says CAMH Volunteer Coordinator, Norma MacDowell. “This show brings the
CAMH community together.”
The theme of this year’s show was ‘Looking Back and
Moving Forward’. Models paid homage to the rich history of CAMH by
modeling period fashions ranging from the roaring 1920s through to today.
Wearing evening gowns, tailored suits and
casual wear, the models rocked the runway to thunderous applause, beaming with
pride and posing for photos. You can see a slide show from the event below.
To donate new or gently used clothing
items to Suits Me Fine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. Suits Me Fine is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 p.m.
to 3 p.m.